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Merrithew™ Pilates Reformer Comparison

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STOTT Reformer ComparisonAbout Merrithew™

Merrithew believes that people of all ages and life stages can lead healthier lives through safe and responsible exercise. Extensive mind-body education, equipment and accessories give you the tools you need for a healthier you. Whether you’re just starting out, exercise regularly or are a fitness professional, the Merrithew equipment and education can help you reach your fitness goals. 

Found around the world in Pilates studios, fitness centers, hotels, private homes and more, these professional grade Pilates Reformers by Merrithew™ are built to last. Synonymous with the highest quality and finest manufacturing materials in the industry, these reformers are crafted with pride and precision. Sleek and aesthetically pleasing, this versatile and durable equipment is designed for absolute safety and effectiveness.

Merrithew™ Pilates Reformer Features

                  • State-of-the-art spring package
                  • Soft reformer loops (straps)
                  • Neoprene Spring Covers for noise reduction
                  • Quick-Set Pulley Posts
                  • Carriage Stopper

Whisper-Smooth Glide Technology

Merrithew Reformers offer efficient, whisper-smooth glide technology with a patented rolling system for the best carriage ride available.

Enhanced Springs with Neoprene Covers

The state-of-the-art enhanced spring system has been built to withstand vigorous use, minimize noise, allow for smoother spring extension and provide a handy grip for changing springs.

Quick-set Pulley Posts

Featuring adjustable height settings, quick rope adjustments angles and consistently even pulley heights.

Comfort Footbar

Foam covering on the bar provides superior comfort and less compression on feet and hands. The Footbar has 4 different settings, plus one extra that moves the footbar below the platform, and out of the way.

 

Merrithew™ Pilates Reformer Comparison


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Merrithew V2 Max Reformer Merrithew V2 Max Plus Reformer Merrithew Rehab V2 Max Plus Reformer
Ideal for For boutique studios, clubs, fitness facilities and homes with a dedicated Pilates space. For boutique studios, clubs, fitness facilities and homes with a dedicated Pilates space. For physical therapy and physiotherapy clinics and facilities catering to a senior or mobility-challenged client-base.
Reformer Dimensions Height - 16" / 40.6 cm Width - 30" / 76 cm Length - 97" / 2.5 m Weight - 145 lbs / 66 kg Height - 16" / 40.6 cm Width - 30" / 76 cm Length - 97" / 2.5 m Weight - 145 lbs / 66 kg Height - 22.5" / 57 cm Width - 30" / 76 cm Length - 97" / 2.5 m Weight - 185 lbs / 83.9 kg
Spring Resistance Includes 3 full (100%), 1 half (50%) and 1 quarter (25%) strength spring. Three position gearbar allows for three levels of spring resistance. Includes 3 full (100%), 1 half (50%) and 1 quarter (25%) strength spring. Three position gearbar allows for three levels of spring resistance. Includes 3 full (100%), 1 half (50%) and 1 quarter (25%) strength spring. Three position gearbar allows for three levels of spring resistance.
Rope System Patented Retractable Rope System with recoiling rope reels and self-locking cleats allow for easy and precise rope adjustments on the go. Patented Retractable Rope System with recoiling rope reels and self-locking cleats allow for easy and precise rope adjustments on the go. Patented Retractable Rope System with recoiling rope reels and self-locking cleats allow for easy and precise rope adjustments on the go.
Pulley Posts Quick-Set Pulley Posts with 6 pre-set settings. Quick-Set Pulley Posts with 6 pre-set settings. Quick set pulley posts feature 12 adjustable height settings, quick rope adjustment angles and consistently even pully heights.
Stackable No No No
Shoulder Rests Removable Removable Removable
Vertical Frame Available as an Accessory Yes Yes
Merrithew At Home SPX Reformer Bundle Merrithew V2 Max Reformer Bundle Merrithew V2 Max Plus Reformer Bundle Merrithew Rehab V2 Max Plus Reformer Bundle
Ideal For... The ultimate at-home experience built to withstand high-intensity use For boutique studios, clubs, fitness facilities and homes with a dedicated Pilates space. For boutique studios, clubs, fitness facilities and homes with a dedicated Pilates space. For physical therapy and physiotherapy clinics and facilities catering to a senior or mobility-challenged client-base
Reformer Dimensions Height - 10" / 25.4 cm Width - 26" / 66 cm Length - 96.5" / 2.5 m Weight - 115 lbs / 52 kg Height - 16" / 40.6 cm Width - 30" / 76 cm Length - 97" / 2.5 m Weight - 145 lbs / 66 kg Height - 16" / 40.6 cm Width - 30" / 76 cm Length - 97" / 2.5 m Weight - 145 lbs / 66 kg Height - 22.5" / 57 cm Width - 30" / 76 cm Length - 97" / 2.5 m Weight - 185 lbs / 83.9 kg
Spring Resistance Includes 4 full (100%), and 1 half (50%) strength spring. Three position gearbar allows for three levels of spring resistance Includes 3 full (100%), 1 half (50%) and 1 quarter (25%) strength spring. Three position gearbar allows for three levels of spring resistance Includes 3 full (100%), 1 half (50%) and 1 quarter (25%) strength spring. Three position gearbar allows for three levels of spring resistance Includes 3 full (100%), 1 half (50%) and 1 quarter (25%) strength spring. Three position gearbar allows for three levels of spring
Rope System Traditional Patented Retractable Rope System with recoiling rope reels and self-locking cleats allow for easy and precise rope adjustments on the go Patented Retractable Rope System with recoiling rope reels and self-locking cleats allow for easy and precise rope adjustments on the go Patented Retractable Rope System with recoiling rope reels and self-locking cleats allow for easy and precise rope adjustments on the go
Pulley Posts Standard pulley posts with flexible adjustment Quick-Set Pulley Posts with 6 pre-set settings Quick-Set Pulley Posts with 6 pre-set settings Quick-Set Pulley Posts with 6 pre-set settings
Stackable No No No No
Shoulder Rests Fixed Removable Removable Removable
Vertical Frame Not Available Available as an Accessory Yes Yes

Product Description

The Next Generation of Pilates! So much more than a Reformer, these refined Pilates machines are the "first of its kind." With the innovation of the retractable rope system and traveling pulley system on its Vertical Frame along with the ability to multitask as a Mat, Cadillac and Reformer, these Reformers offers more exercise possibilities than any other and is perfect for implementing multi-faceted, cutting-edge Pilates programming in a limited space.

Merrithew™ Reformers are refined Pilates machines with numerous technical innovations, including the retractable rope and traveling pulley system on its vertical frame, which replicate the free, multidimensional movements of daily life. This increased range of motion enables the V2 Max Plus Reformers to serve as a professional grade tool for Pilates-based, sport-specific, rehabilitation, and cross-training movements. Multitasking as a raised Mat platform (with the inclusion of a Mat Converter), a standard Reformer, a virtual Cadillac, and a multi-planar biomechanics training tool, these machines are ideal for implementing multifaceted, cutting-edge Pilates programs--including all-new V2 Max Plus programming--in a compact space.

These units' wide-ranging adjustability accommodate a myriad of experience levels and physical skill sets. Ultra rigid rails and the patented rolling mechanism provide a whisper-smooth carriage ride, while the carriage itself features dense EVA foam padding for precise proprioceptive feedback. The V2 Max Reformers are built to excel through continuous, high-intensity studio use, and the machines' construction and high-quality materials ensure superior stability and safety for the life of the products.

Extraordinarily versatile pieces of Pilates equipment, the V2 Max machines are outfitted with five Reformer springs (four full-tension, one half-tension, and quarter-tension optional), removable shoulder rests, soft Reformer loops and ropes, secure spring housing system, and a retractable rope system. The vertical frame is equipped with two push-through springs, two roll-down springs with maple roll-down bar, two arm springs with foam-grip handles, two leg springs with padded long spine straps, extension straps, safety chain, two traveling spring hooks, and two traveling pulleys. Three gear bar positions, six carriage stopping positions, three headrest positions, four foot bar positions, 28 vertical frame pulley-stopping positions, and 18 fixed spring eye hooks enable the user to truly tailor Pilates programs to meet individuals' needs.

Warranty Information

  • Limited lifetime warranty on aluminum rails, components of the frame and related welding, and foot bar mechanism
  • Two year limited warranty on all parts
  • 90 day manufacturer warranty

    About the STOTT PILATES® Method

    STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by Joseph Pilates. Taught worldwide today, co-founders Moira and Lindsay G. Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the method and equipment. This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. The Stott Pilates method is used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities and everyone in between.

    STOTT PILATES® vs. other Pilates techniques
    STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles including contemporary thinking about spinal rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. Exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints, placing more emphasis on scapular stabilization. As well, there are more preparatory exercises and modifications to cater to many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to everyday life.

    STOTT PILATES® Method Principles

    STOTT PILATES® increases core strength and balances the muscles around the joints, improving the way your body functions, looks and feels. Basic principles focus on:

    • Breathing
    • Pelvic placement
    • Rib cage placement
    • Scapular movement
    • Head and cervical spine placement